Friday for the Arts, December 8, 2017

This month the Petersburg Area Art League will feature its' 38th Annual Trees of Christmas. The trees this year will be displayed in both the Main and Members' Galleries. There will be more than 35 trees [including some last-minute additions!] with many of our past participants returning - Petersburg Links, Willcox Watershed Conservancy, Curl Up and Dye Salon, Petersburg Breakfast Rotary to name a few. We are also excited to have some new organizations joining us for the first time - like are Runaway Dish, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Greater Crater Agency on Aging. Come on out to see the beautiful display and the really creative decorations!

[Here is a “sneak peek” at some of this year’s beautiful entries!]

  We will also let the public choose its favorite tree with a $1.00 vote as we have done in the past.    

 For this Friday for the Arts, along with The Trees of Christmas, Theatre with Children for Children will present "A Dickens of a Christmas". This new family musical was written and is directed by Una Harrison. The music was written by Paul Bartsch.  The play will be upstairs in the Art Education spaces at PAAL Friday, December 8th.

There will be two performances: 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Children are free and Adult admission is $5.00.

In addition to all of the trees the PAAL History exhibit will from November will remain on the walls of both galleries along with the trees for anyone that missed November's show.

Also, the silent auction of art work from November's Friday for the Arts is still on display in the Upstairs Gallery and bidding will continue through December 8th.  The proceeds from this auction benefit PAAL's Art Collective.

PAAL will host a Christmas Dance at the Eagles Home, 235 Franklin Street, Petersburg, VA on Saturday, December 9th. from 8 pm to 11pm

Music will be provided by the John's Band and the cost is $10 per person. BYOB.